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Non commodity conditions apply to all packaging, containers and transport methods used to bring goods into the country. Refer to the Non Commodity case to review the non commodity conditions related to your import.

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Packing materials and packaging of plants

Effective 25 April 2020 to present

This case describes the requirements for the importation of packing materials and packaging of plants.

Matched Term: Packing, materials, packaging, plants, material

Plant material embedded in a solid medium

Effective 22 June 2020 to present

This case describes the requirements for the importation of plant products that are embedded in a solid medium. Plant material embedded in plastic includes plant materials, wood or bamboo that have been fully embedded (that is, not capable of free movement) in a solid medium that is impervious to air and liquid. Plant or plant parts with soil attached are permitted, providing the soil is fully embedded. Acceptable embedding media include catalysed hard plastics and hard silicones, fibreglass, resin, or similar compounds which have been fully sealed around the plant material using heat, moulding or chemical processes. Plant material embedded in plastic does not include plant materials, timber or bamboo that have been surface coated with a laminate, lacquer, paint, stain or items that have been wrapped in other materials. It further does not include engineered or impregnated wood or plant products such as plywood, veneer, compressed agricultural waste/wood products and reconstituted wood or wood plastics.

Matched Term: Plant, material, materials

Plant material for research purposes

Effective 24 July 2020 to present

This case describes the import requirements for not knowingly infected live plant samples, whole seed samples and other plant samples (e.g. processed or preserved samples) imported for research purposes. Plant material for research purposes may require containment in an approved arrangement site (e.g. laboratory or glasshouse). The required level of containment is determined by assessing the biosecurity risk associated with the imported material as well as the proposed research activity. Plant material that has undergone a department approved preservation method offshore may be released from biosecurity control. Alternatively, treatments can often be applied on arrival to allow the imported plant material to be released from biosecurity control (e.g. gamma irradiation treatment). Treatment options will vary depending on the type and form of plant material. An appropriate treatment option will be determined during the permit assessment.

Matched Term: Plant, material

Plant pathogens for research and diagnostic purposes

Effective 18 July 2020 to present

This case applies to live cultures of plant pathogens, plant material infected with plant pathogens, fully preserved plant pathogens, and nucleic acid (DNA, cDNA, RNA) extracted from plant pathogens such as viruses, viroids, fungi, stramenopiles, and bacteria. Conditions for import, including any biosecurity containment requirements, are generally determined through a case-by-case assessment of the biosecurity risk associated with the imported material as well as the proposed end use.

Matched Term: Plant, material

Timber and Bamboo packaging

Effective 18 July 2020 to present

This case describes the import conditions for timber and bamboo packaging material that is imported as a commodity (is not being used to support goods in international trade). For timber or bamboo packaging which is supporting goods in international trade, please refer to the Non-Commodity Cargo Clearance BICON case.

Matched Term: packaging, material, materials, Packing

Genetic material (nucleic acids and their derivatives) excluding plants and plant pathogens

Effective 22 July 2020 to present

This case describes the requirements for the importation of genetic material (including vectors) excluding plants and plant pathogens.

Matched Term: material, plants, plant

Low risk genetic material for in vitro and/or in vivo use in plants and/or laboratory organisms

Effective 29 May 2020 to present

This case describes the import requirements for the importation of low risk genetic material for in vitro use and/or in vivo use in plants. This includes characterised DNA, nucleic acid preparations, individual genes, and genetic material which has been cloned in approved vectors or microorganisms.

Matched Term: material, plants

Plant DNA or RNA

Effective 22 June 2020 to present

This case describes the import requirements for plant DNA or RNA. The plant DNA or RNA must be derived from healthy plants, not infected or suspected to be infected by a plant pathogen, and extracted by a department approved method.

Matched Term: Plant, plants, material

Biodegradable plant pots and urns

Effective 29 May 2020 to present

This case describes the requirements for the importation of biodegradable plant pots for use as fertiliser and biodegradable urns for human, or animal, remains. For coir fibre liners for hanging baskets, please see the Permitted plant fibres case.For urns containing human remains or animal remains, please see the Human remains or Cremated animal remains case. These biodegradable plant products can be made from rice husks, coir peat, sphagnum, wood pulp and other plant materials that pose a biosecurity risk. Biodegradable plant products must be manufactured in a way that will reduce the biosecurity risk or be subject to mandatory treatment. These conditions do not apply to urns made from bioplastics such as starch derivatives or cellulose.

Matched Term: plant, materials

Plant and plant products prohibited by Customs

Effective 18 July 2020 to present

This case contains examples of plants and plant products that are prohibited entry under Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956.

Matched Term: Plant, plants


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